Beam Deflection Apparatus
The Beam Deflection apparatus, an essential component of mechanical laboratory equipment, illustrates structural mechanics principles. It involves a rigid beam supported at the ends, with a load applied at the center. This mechanism features a controlled load application system, often using a screw or hydraulic method, and precise measurement devices, including strain gauges, to quantify beam deflection under varying loads. It serves as a valuable tool for mechanical engineering students, aiding in the understanding of materials' behavior under different loads and support conditions.